Hello Peeeeter,
I'm speaking from fieeeelds of sleeep.
The sin of language error is heavy on my soul.
Don't you think the usage of 'emasculated'
as good as 'emaciated' here, after all.
Pray, consider Prufrock taking all the
toasts and tea and ice-cream
to muster strength equal to the task.
~ CR

tr.v. e·mas·cu·lat·ed, e·mas·cu·lat·ing, e·mas·cu·lates
  1. To castrate.
  2. To deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.

adj. (-lt)
Deprived of virility, strength, or vigor.

Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: cr mittal
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'

Yes, there's an ironic dimension to this repeated harping on
"Michaelangelo". (The italian sculptor made masculine figures
of enviable virility and strength.) It's an ironic dig at Prufrock's
emasculated body. No wonder, he becomes too self-conscious
and suffers the shame of "wriggling on the wall" like a worm.
Is that emasculated or ematiated?

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